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Join Us at a Just Schools Q&A This May

Join Region 16 Comprehensive Center and author Dr. Ann Ishimaru on May 3 for a Just Schools Q&A. At this event, we’ll share questions and discuss strategies and practices for fostering equitable collaboration and building collective capacity to better serve students. In Just Schools, Dr. Ann M. Ishimaru explores how schools can build more equitable forms of collaboration with families and communities. …

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Job Opening: Equity and Systemic Change Specialist

Region 16 Comprehensive Center is seeking an equity and systemic change specialist to join our growing team! The specialist will support teams in Oregon and across the region with a focus on impacting student success at the systems level. Read the full description and apply at bit.ly/R16Equity. Expected Responsibilities Include: Facilitate and coordinate activities associated with the planning, development, delivery …

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Our Future: Rooted in Culture, Family, and History

Our children are our future, and their future is rooted in our present and past: our cultures, families, communities, and histories. The resources on this page center on supporting Indigenous students and families navigating intergenerational trauma and suicidal ideation. Abstract: McQuaid et al. found that intergenerational exposure to traumatic historical experiences such as residential schools contributed to increased risk of suicidal …

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Region 16 Comprehensive Center Book Study: We Got This

“Sharing space with other educators is so important. A lot of times teachers like to have space to share ideas, share the struggles, share some possible solutions, and brainstorm together. I think that there’s just some kind of fellowship or community aspect of it that I think is valuable for educators.” A space for finding solutions and fellowship. This is …

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Native Education Certificate Program Ready for Next Wave of Educators

In August 2020, a group of 25 educational professionals including ESD administrators, classroom teachers, and district specialists, began participation in the two-year University of Washington Native Education Certificate Program (UW NECP) as a part of Washington’s R16CC State Service Plan. This subset of learners is committed to expanding the capacity and understanding of our state’s ESDs and school districts through …

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Centering Communities for Sustainable Change

Even as the year winds down, the Region 16 Comprehensive Center Advisory Board Program keeps moving ahead at full speed. The focus remains on the topics that have been discussed at previous gatherings. This time, there was a greater emphasis on whole group discussion than there has typically been. Centering on the entire group changes the dynamic. Using the topics …

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Gathering with a Purpose

When extraordinary people come together, unprecedented changes are bound to happen. The Region 16 Comprehensive Center (R16CC) Advisory Board aims to be such a group. R16CC’s Advisory Board Program members first gathered in September to discuss topics in education that our region could come together around in order to transform educational outcomes for students in our region. They gathered again …

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Van Wyhe Begins as New Alaska State Director

Well done group projects require every team member to buy into them and give them plenty of focus. That’s how the new Region 16 Comprehensive Center Alaskan Director Tamara Van Wyhe sees things. Or, as she puts it, “we’re better together.” Van Whye took over her new leadership position on July 19, 2021. She brings over 25 years of education …

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Region 16 Welcomes New Alaska State Principal

A familiar face has ascended to a new place at SERRC. On July 1, 2021, Julie Staley became the new Executive Director of said educational resource center. She will also be joining the Region 16 Comprehensive Center as the Alaska State Principal. Staley brings 30 years of experience working directly for SERRC to the positions. She spent the previous 14 …

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Future-Focused Educators’ Summit

July 26–29, 2021 Educators and leaders faced both challenges and opportunities for growth over the past year. Current systems and practices may not be as effective as they once were, and learning environments have changed significantly. It is time to strategically plan for the upcoming school year while connecting with other experienced educators. The Future-Focused Educators Summit will help all school …